Denis Darzacq "Hyper"

Laurence Miller Gallery

poster for Denis Darzacq "Hyper"

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"Hyper" refers to the new garish supermarkets in Paris and Rouen where consumer goods, brightly packaged and presented, make for a vivid and contemporary backdrop for his pictures. Darzacq brings street dancers, mostly young men and women in their late teens and early twenties into these stores and asks them to perform their leaps, jumps, twirls, and other gravity-defying movements. Darzacq's working methods are wonderfully captured in a documentary film by Marie-Clotilde Chery. The photographs explore the tension between being and having, between the human body and the built environment. They offer a fresh, witty and intensely colorful commentary on global consumerism and freedom of spirit. Denis Darzacq’s photographs, taken in fractions of a second and not photoshopped, sit comfortably at the edge of traditional stop-action photography.

[Image: Denis Darzacq "Hyper No.3" (2007) c-print 50 x 40 in.]



from January 14, 2010 to March 27, 2010


Denis Darzacq

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